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Synonyms for foramen

a natural opening or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure

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On MRI, nasal dermal sinus tracts will present as T1hypointense linear tract extending from the foramen cecum through the subcutaneous soft tissues of the midline nasal bridge to the prenasal space.
Embryologically, the thyroid descends from the foramen cecum in the posterior aspect of the tongue to its usual (orthotopic) position anterior to the upper tracheal rings.
They develop as a result of the persistence of the embryonic tract made by the thyroid gland during its descent from the foramen cecum at the base of the tongue to below the thyroid cartilage.
1) Embryologically, the thyroid rudiment migrates from an invagination in the primitive pharynx in the foramen cecum to the final anatomic position in the anterior aspect of the neck.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) confirmed the diagnosis of a 5-mm nasal dermoid cyst with an enhancing sinus tract into the foramen cecum (figure 1, A).